Course Description

If you are an absolute beginner, make sure you first take the course 'Getting started with the English phonemic alphabet' so that you understand what the alphabet is, and what it is good for. In this course, you will learn how to match the English phonemic symbols with the English sounds so that you can start to use them in your teaching practice. We'll start with symbols only, and build up to words and then phrases. By completing all of these exercises, you will quickly become fluent in using this tool in your every day teaching practice.

 

What are learners saying?

5 star rating

Learn the English Phonemic Symbols

Maria Fernanda Rodriquez

Nice activities to familiarize with phonemic symbols.

Nice activities to familiarize with phonemic symbols.

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3 star rating

Learn the English Phonemic Symbols

Becky Marsh

There were some instances where I filled in the blanks, and they were marked incorrect, but they weren't! Also, I still don't understand weak and strong word...

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There were some instances where I filled in the blanks, and they were marked incorrect, but they weren't! Also, I still don't understand weak and strong word forms I would have liked more examples and a deeper explanation. [Editor's note - We've tried to reach out to understand where you think the exercises are wrong. We've tested them, and it seems to be working fine. Also, weak forms are covered in another of the pronunciation courses. We hope you get to do that one!]

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Course Author

Managing Director & Course Author

Joanna Smith

Joanna is a passionate linguist. After completing her Masters in linguistics, she taught languages and trained language teachers for over a decade. She also spent time researching best practice with a specialty in pronunciation teaching. For a handful of recent years, she worked in the corporate arena as a Learning and Development manager, where she designed, delivered and managed training programs in both face to face and online modes for staff globally. Since 2016, Joanna has combined her language and business expertise by developing the brand Language Fuel.